“Don’t Just Stand There… Run!” Candidates’ Workshop

Wednesday, April 27, 7:00-9:00pm  –  at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

The League of Women Voters of Newton and the Newton Election Commission Invite Candidates, Campaign Managers, Campaign Treasurers, and Interested Citizens:

How to Run a Campaign for Public Office

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Green Decade 2011 Environmental Speaker Series – Film: “The Work of 1000”

Screening followed by panel: Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, CRWA’s Bob Zimmerman and Rita Barron 

Monday, February 28, 2011 7:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Join us for this screening of “The Work of 1000,” which focuses on noted environmentalist Marion Stoddart, who began as a member of the local League of Women Voters, and became the force that brought the horribly polluted Nashua River back from the abyss. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on leadership with Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, Charles River Watershed’s Bob Zimmerman, moderated by Lois Levin, Green Decade and LWVN member, with special guest Rita Barron. Mayor Setti Warren will introduce the film, which illustrates that collaboration among environmental advocates and local government leaders is essential to protecting our natural resources and mitigating climate change.

Co-sponsored by the LWVN Environmental Committee

Tea will be served at this event. Please bring your own mug!

Stormwater Management II

The Flood Next Time: Do We Need an Ark?

Hurricane Diane, Summer 1955: Selwyn Road near Newton South. Photo: Newton History Museum.

As climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather, what can residents and cities do to prevent drainage problems, loss of property or worse? How can future floods be mitigated? What’s new in EPA regulations?

Panelists Ellen Douglas, Bob Rooney and Martin Pillsbury will explore these and other questions.

Tuesday, October 26, 7 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium

Co-sponsors: Newton Free Library, Green Decade/Newton, Historic Newton, and Newton Conservators.

For more information, read about our first stormwater forum, The Flood Last Time: In Over our Heads?, held on September 21.

Stormwater Management I

The Flood Last Time: In Over our Heads?

Hurricane Diane, 1955

Hurricane Diane, 1955. Photo: Newton History Museum

What caused the March 2010 floods? Where were the floods and why? What are wetlands and floodplains, and why are they beneficial? Why was sewage mixed into the water flowing into some basements?

Panelists Bob Zimmerman, Tom Daley and Fred Abernathy will explore questions about the Charles River watershed, storm water management, and what happened last spring.

Sept. 21, 7 pm, Druker Auditorium, Main Library

Download the flyer HERE.

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